LeBron James of the Miami Heat heads to the basket against the Dallas Mavericks during Game 5 of the NBA Finals. James chose to play with the Heat in hopes of winning an NBA championship.
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Gabe O'Connor is a production assistant for All Things Considered.
If you hate LeBron James and you thought The Decision was the worst thing that ever happened in the history of terrible, awful things, you must be chittering like a squirrel in sheer delight today.
The Dallas Mavericks are one game away from denying the NBA title to the Man Who Crushed Cleveland and to the rest of the Miami Heat, who probably would like to destroy other Rust Belt cities if they had a chance.
Yosif A. Shakeir is host of <em>Ashem al-Watan</em> (or "Hope of the Nation"), which is seen on the Libyan state TV channel. The show is using the airwaves in Libya to keep hope for Moammar Gadhafi's regime alive.
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There's a war Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is waging in addition to the one against Libyan rebels and NATO: a propaganda war on the airwaves. His goal is to persuade Libyans to support him, and his top commander in that effort is a U.S.-educated political scientist.
The Libyan pundit hosts a nightly show broadcast from Tripoli that he claims is styled after some of America's most popular television programs. The show, called Ashem al-Watan, or "Hope of the Nation," isn't your usual Libyan television fare.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has few friends in Washington these days. But a new poll shows that a majority of the his constituents in Queens and Brooklyn want him to stay in office, even after the revelation that he sent lewd photos of himself to young women over the Internet, and then lied about it. The poll also suggests that many of Weiner's constituents would vote for him again — if they get the chance.
Harvey Wallmann had never heard of physical therapy when he injured himself while playing sports in the late 1970s. Decades later, he’s bringing to life Western Kentucky University’s new physical therapy program. Wallmann recently was named director of the doctorate program, which many community members have wanted for a long time. Officials plan to accept the program’s first group of students in the fall of 2012.
While there’s no doubt that Saturday is the star of the Great American Brass Band Festival, Friday has developed into more than simply a warm-up act for the main event. Beginning with the history conference at 9 a.m. and wrapping up with a concert more than 12 hours later, Friday features a full slate of opportunities for festival-goers to get the party started, both in Danville and at venues outside the city.
To hear Newt Gingrich tell it Friday, the campaign aides who headed for the exits the day before left not because he was doing anything wrong as a presidential candidate.
It was merely a case of having sharply different notions of what a presidential campaign should look like.
Those ex-aides were locked into the old way of doing politics, the former speaker told reporters. He, on the other hand, had a transformational vision of a different kind of presidential campaign. He said:
Remember the Democrats' momentum of a couple of weeks ago? Gone, baby, gone. This week: All Weiner, all the time. Also: The John Edwards indictment. The May employment numbers give further pause to Obama's path to reelection. Plus: Does Ed Rollins joining Michele Bachmann help or hurt?